Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque and the Leaning Tower

dubai - abu dhabi 2 days weekend solo backpacking
april 13-14, 2012 friday to saturday

day 1: abu dhabi city solo day tour

dubai airport arrival at night and bus trip to abu dhabi

how to go to grand mosque from abu dhabi bus terminal:
just ride any bus 3's from 400 series (400, 401, 403, 406) with a fare of only @ 2 AED only. tourist visit is allowed only from saturday to thursday, free entrance fee.


To reflect the true spirit of Islam, a religion of peace, education and tolerance, the Zayed mosque is open to all nationalities for structured visits. the mosques is open to visitors between 0900H and 1130H saturday to thursday. The guided tour commences at 0900H for approximately 60 minutes.


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was initiated by the late President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. His final resting place is located on the grounds beside the same mosque. As the country’s grand mosque, it is the key place of worship for Friday gathering and Eid prayers. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque's design and construction 'unites the world', using artisans and materials from many countries including Italy, Germany, Morocco, India, Turkey, Malaysia, Iran, China, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Greece and United Arab Emirates.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheikh_Zayed_Mosque


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque


Capital Gate is a skyscraper in Abu Dhabi adjacent to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre designed with a striking lean. At 160 m (520 ft) and 35 stories, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city and features an 18-degree incline to the west.The tower (also known as the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi) is the focal point of the Capital Center/ Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre master development.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_Gate

how to go to capitol gate from abu dhabi bus terminal:
same route with grand mosque, but after the nearest bus stop, there is 3 km walk to the site.


capitol gate

capitol gate

capitol gate


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